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Review: could Metformin cause Pancreatic cancer (Pancreatic carcinoma)?

Summary: Pancreatic cancer is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

We study 97,351 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 226 have Pancreatic cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Pancreatic cancer and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Metformin and have Pancreatic cancer >>>

Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,884 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer (pancreatic cancer) (latest reports from 21,244 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, pancreatic carcinoma.

On Nov, 13, 2014: 97,351 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 226 people (0.23%) have Pancreatic Cancer.

Trend of Pancreatic cancer in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Pancreatic cancer * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pancreatic cancer5.56%27.78%16.67%0.00%27.78%16.67%5.56%

Gender of people who have Pancreatic cancer when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Pancreatic cancer40.55%59.45%

Age of people who have Pancreatic cancer when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pancreatic cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%8.47%32.80%58.73%

Severity of Pancreatic cancer when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Pancreatic cancer0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Pancreatic cancer ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Pancreatic cancer0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (101 people, 44.69%)
  2. Hypertension (49 people, 21.68%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (47 people, 20.80%)
  4. Depression (13 people, 5.75%)
  5. Pain (13 people, 5.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (132 people, 58.41%)
  2. Aspirin (60 people, 26.55%)
  3. Byetta (54 people, 23.89%)
  4. Simvastatin (46 people, 20.35%)
  5. Victoza (36 people, 15.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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